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Vampire Instinct (Vampire Queen Novels (Paperback)) Paperback – 5 Jul 2011
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Joey W. Hill's erotic romances, both paranormal and contemporary, have earned a unique place in the genre with their memorable characters and exceptional emotional depth. She is the author of the Knights of the Boardroom series including Honor Bound and Controlled Response, and the Vampire Queen series including Taken by a Vampire and Bound by the Vampire Queen. A recipient of multiple Top Reviewer Picks from Romantic Times, Night Owl Romance, ParaNormal Romance Reviews, TwoLips and others, she has been nominated for the Romantic Times 2009 Career Achievement Award in Erotica.
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Very moving and emotional, exceptionally erotic and just a fabulously great read. Anything and everything that Joey W Hill has written has been an absolute joy, and I fully expect that high standard to continue. She is just a sensational author, I cant get enough!
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The reason I gave it four stars instead of five is that, for me personally, these characters never really clicked quite as powerfully as her others had in the previous installments. The romanticism of the story was lacking. Their sexual escapades were shadowed constantly with the main character's thoughts of other lovers, and past pains, so much that it becomes distracting from the current relationship you're trying to enjoy. Her continued protection of the vampire "children" was a far stretch for my mind to accept after her brutal rape and the love of her life being torn to pieces by one of them. Both of the main characters continuing denial of any love was a dead horse being beaten until the very end, which left me a little unsatisfied and unconvinced that there was any real love there besides mutual loneliness and need. I've also noticed that as her books go on, every time there is a dominant male character, his dominant presence becomes muted. It is almost like the female submissive is topping from the bottom. The males become overprotective pushovers. As submissive as Elisa is, I didn't feel that Malachi was the least bit dominant aside from his natural vampire instincts. It almost felt like the rope binding her arms from time to time was thrown in for the benefit of calling it a BDSM novel, which it is listed as on her website. Malachi was written to be so unenthusiastic about anything but his cats that he just did not portray himself to be, well, much of anything at all but a recluse. The ending left a bad taste in my mouth. I felt like I was watching Elisa be raped throughout the entire novel. And not the 'consensual non-consent' type of rape some of us folks appreciate. The dirty, disgusting, violent type of rape that leaves a woman empty inside. Then, there was the matter of a few words that kept being repeated throughout the book, as if the author were running out of ways to describe things, which I haven't seen in any of her previous novels.
Now for me to write so much about this novel should tell you, even with what I consider to be its faults, it is still a worthy read. Joey is a master craftsman at her skill, her tales will keep you enthralled until the very end. This is no different. It is a bit of a tearjerker. While it does contain sex, I wouldn't consider it a BDSM or Romance novel. It's something different than that. Nothing felt romantic.
I hope that future installments in the series will improve from this one. I don't like writing anything negative about Joey's stories. Please keep in mind that these are my own opinions and you may find a different one. You must read it for yourself! Especially if you follow the Vampire Queen series!
After being raped and seeing the man she loves killed right in front of her, by one of the young fledging vampires Elisa is trying to save, to say Elisa is traumatized
is putting it mildly. Yet with a lioness heart Elisa fights for the lives of the other fledglings when her mistress is ready to have the six surviving fledglings' put down along her attacker.
When her mistress offers Elisa youthful fledglings what may be their only hope of surviving. Elisa jumps at the chance to save her young charges. Elisa dusts off her grief and heads into the unknown as only a person of servitude would know how.
Malachi, a Native American Indian before he was made a vampire, is known for his work in rehabilitating feline predators. Malachi's understands better than most, what it takes to survive. However, even the king of the jungle knows when he's met his match. And Malachi's is about to meet his when Elisa enters his camp and proves she isn't afraid of his roar, or his bite!
With so much riding on how these next few weeks, emotions are running high. Elisa and Malachi are blindsided when they discover it's not just the fledgling's survival that's at stake. As passions are opened and desires become more than just a moment shared between them, Elisa and Malachi are hurled into the world of
vampire politics. Something neither has any way of preparing themselves for.
Now the only thing that may save Elisa and Malachi is to give into something even more dominant than a vampire...Love.
Hill has done it again, thoroughly knocking me on my ass with the latest installment in her vampire series, Vampire Instinct.
If asked why, my answer would be simple. Vampire Instinct is a contradiction in terms it is as rough as it is soft and when the philosophical and spiritual aspects clash they fight for dominancy almost as much as the characters do.
Of course, I'd be remiss if I failed to mention that Vampire Instinct is so scorching hot, you might want the fire department on speed dial to put out any spontaneous combustion that might happen while you're reading.
Vampire Instinct is just another example of Hill's talent as a novelist. Although the story is set in 1954 the plot is timeless, because it provides more than just entertainment, it presents itself as a literary novel as well. Hill is spot on once again with writing that is exceptional. Her writing is complimented with
characters that are fully developed, coupled with scenes so vividly drawn they become a character themselves. Within this story you'll find there is a lesson to be learned, as it touches on the social etiquette of the era. Look also for another message to be conveyed, moral and otherwise, that will be as important a hundred years from now as it is today. That the real malevolence is when hate and prejudices are given enough fuel to gain strength, because evil has no bias as to whom it enlists.
However, what will keep the reader riveted to each page is the emotional turmoil that, Malachi and Elisa (especially Elisa) have to endure; just to get them to where they need to be. The turmoil is almost palpable as the pages turn,
so will the reader be absorbed in their emotions. Tears will form from so
deep inside it will feel like a damn broke, taking with it not only the reader's
heart, but their soul, as well.
Not even the vampires Hill writes about would be able to resist getting carried away in the steam of emotions that this story brings.
What else does Vampire Instinct bring?
Vampires so enthralling your heart will be racing - check
Sexual tension- check
Romance (notice I put the sexual tension first)- check
A bit of horror- check
Humor (witty humor even)-check
Sex...(Oh yea and Hill can throw down some of the best, most erotic sex scenes I have ever read) -check
Tortured hero- oh mama...I mean check
The perfect erotic paranormal romance - check!!!
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